If you are someone that is thinking of taking up cooking as a hobby, you may not know where to start. Many of us spent a lot of the last year watching all of the cooking shows on Netflix and I’m sure we were all quick to laugh when someone made a basic cooking mistake or cringe when the host made terrible mushroom puns. Among all of the judging that we all enjoyed while watching these cooking shows,  there have probably been times where you sat there and thought, ‘ I could do that. Like always, the theory is a lot easier than practice and if you have tried to test your own culinary skill, you have probably already found out that you aren’t that great.  

For most people after trying once or twice, they may decide to give up. However, cooking is a very important life skill and everyone should be able to do it confidently by the time they reach adulthood. If you are someone that is not naturally blessed with the ability to cook, then you may be looking for some advice. To be a great cook there are some cooking techniques that you have to get down. Here are some advanced cooking techniques you can easily master.  


Cutting technique  

Many people forget that cutting is a very important part of completing any recipe. If you have ever watched someone try and cut up an onion to no avail, then you will be more than aware that not everyone has the natural ability to be able to cut up produce right. There are ways that you should dice fruit and veg in order to ensure that they are cooking evenly.  

When it comes to cutting items like meat, there are certain ways you should cut it so that the meat remains delicate and well-shaped. Imagine you are at a restaurant, you wouldn’t exactly be happy if someone handed you a plate and all of the meat and other produce on it looked as though the chef didn’t take the time to properly prepare it. If you are planning on cooking yourself and your loved ones a meal, then you need to make sure that it is all prepared well and looks good. You eat with your eyes before you eat with your mouth and so you have to make sure that everything on your plate looks well put together.  



Though this may seem like quite an easy cooking technique, not everyone knows how to roast something well. It isn’t as straightforward as simply being able to throw something in the oven and wait for it to cook, that isn’t roasting. Roasting is a very homely and well-thought-out process that can lead to some very delicious food being created if done correctly. Roasting is all about getting the timings right and knowing when to put the heat up and when to lower it. If you are wanting to truly master the art of roasting, it is important that you try it out on a number of products and really get a feel for it.  

Something that you should remember is that not every kind of food roasts the same and there is a vast variety between things as simple as meats and similar products. If you have an older family member, we recommend that you seek advice from them as they will have a lot of experience when it comes to roasting and so they will be able to offer you some useful tips that you can put into practice.  


Food Preparation  

A lot of people forget just how time-consuming the food preparation part is when it comes to cooking. Before you start cooking, you need to make sure that all of your items are cut up and prepared, especially when you are using some more complex ingredients that simply can’t be thrown in.  

Setting aside your food prepared properly will make sure that you can cook without having to stop and get stuff ready, it also means that you have a clear view of all of the items that you have to use and you can even set them out so you know exactly when the recipe says to use them.